30 December 2009

Games in 2009


Less than 48 hours, this year will reach its end and we’ll welcome the new year 2010. So it’s time for me to do some recaps. I’ll go with my games in 2009 first, mainly for PS3 games. Let’s see… I have been playing PS3 for 1 and a half years. And after doing some counting, the number of games i have so far is 23 games (excluding some I’ve sold).


Some cuties in Hot Shot Golf.

So in this 2009, you surely though that i bought more games than last year, since last year i only had my PS3 for half year only. But surprisingly enough, i bought less game in this year, compared to 2008. Maybe because i got my hands full on figure and anime more than games. Anyway, here’s the list of games me and my bros bought in 2009, chronologically:

  • Golden Axe (my 2nd bro): bought around the first half of 2009.
  • Valkyria Chronicles (me): first half of 2009.
  • Eternal Sonata (me): first half of 2009.
  • Burnout Paradise expansion: downloaded around first half of 2009.
  • Hot Shot Golf (my 1st bro): bought in July 2009, in his trip to Singapore.
  • inFamous (my 1st bro): bought in July 2009, in his trip to Singapore.
  • Oblivion (my 2nd bro): bought in July 2009.
  • BlazBlue (me): bought in August 2009.
  • Cross Edge (me): bought in August to September 2009 (soon after its English release).
  • Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time (my 2nd bro): bought in October to November 2009 (also soon after release).

Nice? I don’t think so… Some nice titles were released in 4th quarter of 2009. And because of my financial condition and school projects, i held myself back from buying those games.


Polka! The worst character in game battle wise, but she’s one of my main party character.

Next is about what games I’ve finished in 2009. As i remembered, there were not much games I’ve finished in 2009, since this year is filled with school projects and anime for me. So here’s my list:

  • Golden Axe: finished a few weeks after bought.
  • inFamous: finished a few weeks after bought.
  • Valkyria Chronicles: took more than half year to finish it.
  • Eternal Sonata: went super fast with my bro after i left it untouched for some months.
  • RACF A Crack in Time: finished quickly, a pretty short game for a Ratchet and Clank game.


First battle of Cross Edge, with Morrigan, Yuuto, and Mikoto.

Short list huh? Yes… And this list leave another list: “Still playing it list”, here goes:

  • Eternal Sonata: Encore mode, 2nd playthrough, re-run, whatever you name it.
  • Cross Edge: i reached the end of 1st world and met Etna and Prinny. Still too far from end, but i left it for a month.

I also left a game ALMOST UNTOUCHED: Need for Speed Undercover. Don’t know why, but i didn’t feel like playing it.


I’d love to see these hot babes in action! Ayaneeeee!!!

Next, a plan to buy list, with the first list “available games that i want to buy”:

  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2: i need to wait my wallet to recover from some damages. Will buy it in January 2010 for sure.
  • Agarest Generation of War: the store owner offered me this and got interested. Will buy it in January 2010 together with NGZ2.
  • God of War Collection (my bro): he’s into GoW games, so he want to buy GoW collection, since it’s kinda cheap. Will buy it in January 2010 with my 2 games.

And the 2nd list for my plan to buy list “not yet released wish list”:

  • Final Fantasy XIII: I’m no longer a FF fans, but i think my bro will play it.
  • Gran Turismo 5: my bro will get it for sure, he’s a die hard GT fans.
  • God of War 3: my bro will get this too.
  • Tales of Vesperia: if there’s an English version I’ll surely bought it.
  • Ar Tonelico 3: if there’s an English version.
  • Trinity Universe: if there’s an English version.
  • White Knight Chronicles: the English version for my 2nd bro.

Hope 2010 will be a better year for PS3 games.


Aahh… Ridge Racer 7, so classic…

Oh, forgot to mention that I’ve sold 3 games:

  • Ridge Racer 7
  • Enchanted Arms
  • RACF Quest for Booty

Sold each for IDR 150k (around USD 18). RR7 itself is already The Best version, so that price is around its half of the first price. Enchanted Arms was also bought in cheap price since it was a second hand game at IDR 250K (around USD 28). RACF Quest for Booty again was also bought in cheap price, it’s a small adventure and it’s cheap at IDR 350k (around USD 30).


Go Squad 7! Raep Defeat Selvaria at all cost!

So we reached a conclusion here, the best, the worst, and stuffs like that:

  • Best games 2009 my version: Valkyria Chronicles.
  • Best games 2009 my 1st bro version: Oblivion GOTY.
  • Best games 2009 my 2nd bro version: BlazBlue.
  • Worst games 2009 my version: Golden Axe (eventhough i never played it, decided only by watching).
  • Worst games 2009 my 1st bro version: Golden Axe (he too didn’t play it, decided only by watching).
  • Worst games 2009 my 2nd bro version: Golden Axe.
  • Notable achievement 2009: my bro got Big Boss emblem in MGS4 (although MGS4 was released in 2008, he got the emblem in 2009).


Noel and her Astral Heat!!! Taokaka is over. XD

That’s it for the games recap! Expect more post about recap for anime and figures. See you!!


  1. It's almost a year since I got the PS3 and since I've got a few games, I'm ashamed I only finished 2. Valkyria Chronicles and Eternal Sonata only.
    I must say, Eternal Sonata had the most confusing ending ever from all RPG games I've played. I was literally shouting out "WTF" @_@

    While I plan to get through my backlog of games including my Wii ones, my next pick up is Bayoneta. Oh man, I was instantly sold when I saw the first trailer at E3. Since it's already released in japan, the gameplay looks epic and the reviews are good. Just over a week now till it's release date. I cannot wait. ^^

  2. You know, those 2 games you mentioned were also the only 2 games i finished in this year. There's no need to be ashamed. XD

    The other 3 games i mentioned were my bro's games.

    Yeah, Eternal Sonata got a confusing ending. I heard about theories of the ending.

    It is said that Polka is in a time loop. The loop restarted right when Polka threw herself from top of the cliff.

    She came back at the point where she was still a child. Her mother knew it all along, and she always said: "Welcome back" after Polka fell out of the sky.

    But at the ending of this game, Polka called back from her restarted loop by Frederic, and she managed to come back up and stop the time loop.

    At least that's what I've learned from the theory. Quite the spoilers huh? If you want to learn more, you can spare some time, watch the opening movie, and compare it to the ending movie. You'll see some repeated scenes in both movie.

  3. @sonic

    Thanks for clearing things up mate. It certainly makes a bit more sense now.
    PS: I like Polka because she is voiced by Aya Hirano. xD

  4. You're welcome optic. I myself was confused at first, but after read certain topic in gamefaqs, i learned the ending.

    Anyway, Claves is my favorite character. Too bad she's a traitor and she died. Never got the chance to level her up after mysterious unison though.

  5. I was starting to like her until the truth come out. -_-
    I tried playing the mysterious unison. I think I got up to the 6th floor before I gave up realising there was like another 4 or 5 to go.

  6. Yeah, too bad she just had to die as a traitor.

    I finished mysterious unison with the help of my bro. If you've reached 6th floor, then you should now that you have to collect MAX MONEY to get one of the "soul piece".